PG&E has decided not to bore under Haskins Inlet for a new main power line this fall. Instead that means they will route around the water, most likely going on the new poles they installed a few years ago on the Oro-Quincy Highway, and then across the meadow somewhere to hook up to the current line in the 4H Camp.
Does that mean they will NOT draw the lake down another 12 feet since the project is cancelled? We certainly HOPE so, since water is now liquid gold and should be treated as such.
People are questioning “environment studies,” scheduled for next year. Those are related to the PG&E application for renewal of their FERC license, a process that takes several years. That has all been discussed in the BLHOA newsletter more than once, and information is being shared by the HOA to persons who have left their email addresses so they can be “in the loop.” That process continues…..
The phone line environmental study has now been completed, and a report should be out soon. Informally, no issues were identified, an outcome that was expected. As I reported in my email to project participants, all the involved entities have committed to building the system next summer.
Other than that, quiet at the lake, with nothing much to comment on.